Introduction to Thermal Analysis: Techniques and Applications / Edition 2

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This new edition has been thoroughly revised and rewritten to account for the changes that have occurred in the techniques and the instrumen tation since the original edition in 1988. These changes include the i ntroduction of new modulated temperature techniques and the exciting w orld of micro thermal analysis, based on novel adaptations of atomic f orce microscopy. These new techniques are integrated with the older st andard techniques. The aim of the original edition has, however, been retained and is to provide a brief, readable introduction to these ver satile techniques, for anyone contemplating their use, from which it i s possible to move on to the specialist literature.

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A revised edition of Brown's (chemistry, Rhodes U., South Africa) text on thermal analysis: a set of techniques for obtaining qualitative and quantitative information about the effects of heat on materials of all kinds. Added to the latest edition are discussions of new modulated temperature techniques and micro-thermal analysis, based on novel adaptations of atomic force microscopy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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About the first edition:
'...readable basic textbook covering material rarely seen in general analytical text, at a level where the reader may gain an adequate overview of the information to be obtained from the various methods... This book is a valuable starting point for those wishing to explore the field.'
Peter C. Uden, University of Massachusetts in Journal of the American Chemical Society (1990)
'Brown's work is a convenient and easy-to-read first book for those intending to use thermal analysis methods; it is a practical help in getting started.'
Gyorgy Pokol in Journal of Thermal Analysis (1990)
'it is a valuable book and should be in the hand of everyone who needs a quick, first overview of the field.'
Bernhard Wunderlich, University of Tennessee in Journal of Thermal Analysis (1989)
'...I have found the book suitable for adoption for the course that U teach to undergraduates. I have recommended the book for adoption as a prescribed textbook for the course...'
S.D. Sithole, Senior Lecturer, Chemistry Dept., University of Zimbabwe
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402004728
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2001
  • Series: Hot Topics in Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry Series, #1
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 2001
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition, Chapman & Hall, London, 1988
About the First Edition of this Book
Preface to the Second Edition
1 Introduction
2 Thermal Events
3 Thermogravimetry (TG)
4 Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
5 Thermoptometry
6 Thermomechanometry
7 Combination of Thermal Analysis Techniques
8 Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA)
9 Less-Common Techniques
10 Reaction Kinetics from Thermal Analysis
11 Purity Determination Using DSC
12 Conclusions
App. A Literature
App. B Major Suppliers of Thermal Analysis Equipment
App. C Data Processing in Thermal Analysis
App. D Introductory Experiments
App. E: Example Examination Questions
Explanation of the Symbols Used in the Text
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